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Courtois: “We did not deserve the results we had”

first_imgHe saved the team in the first half …It’s hard to say, after two lost games it was important not to fit. We defended well and when necessary I made good stops. Arthur makes me fine and I make a great stop with my hand. And I played well with my feet, giving the team peace of mind. And in the second half the team was better, it made a difference.And that they came at a very difficult time.We have continued to work well, I do not believe that against Levante, Celta or City we deserved those results. We played better than them, but football are details and we were very involved from the first minute. The fans were amazing and we made a difference.Have you felt the breath of the fans?The Bernabéu is key for us, if they support us we can do great things. It is difficult for an opponent if he notices that such an opponent is ahead and the stadium behind. We did it well.Madrid did not back down after the first, looked up to Barça.Yes, but that’s how you have to play against Barça. You can go back or press and risk the exit. All gave 100%, it has been seen in that race that Marcelo has won against Messi. It is very good, the team’s breath is noticeable. That is key.Does this result change the morale of the team?Of course, winning a Classic is always good, we become leaders, but there are 12 games left and the next game we play at Betis’ house, it’s a complicated field. If we want to win LaLiga, we have to win in these fields. We will work for it.Valverde: “We show that Madrid is for many things”Is there anything left in the body after such a demanding game?Yes, happiness Every effort has a reward, to thank people and colleagues for their support during the 90 minutes. This belongs to everyone, we have the same objective. Happiness and for home.What first analysis of the game?I think proud that we raised our heads, we kept trying, we came from a hard defeat. People came to support and were with us. This is part of everyone. The pressure of the team, so high, was key.The master told us that we were one with one, that implies an effort of each one, not to leave a ball for lost. We show it.Does Madrid change this face a lot?Very much, in Madrid you have to go for all the titles and if you can’t, you have that sadness. Madrid is for many things, this is the demonstration for the world.Classic: “It was a great opportunity. To thank all the fans for their support.”Zidane: “The coach told us to be one with one, but this also the effort to leave no ball.”Season: “Being a Madrid player you have to go to all the titles. This was a good opportunity to show the world that this team is for many things.”Casemiro: “Vinicius has done a great game”Sensations: The feeling is of happiness for the team, so we have taken on the field. They are three very important points for us.Analysis: “In the last results we were not doing badly, yes in the last 15 minutes. Today we have shown that we are very strong. In the face of people it is also very important, that they trust us, but there is still a lot of League and many matches yet. “Deserved Victory: “We have pressed well, we have played well. It has been a Classic. They are three very important points.”Celebration of the goal of Vinicius: “I try to do things with my heart and there is no explanation. Vini deserves this goal very much”Message to Vinicius: “At the break I was already telling him that he has to go to the goal. Many times he plays for Karim, but if he is 50 to 50 he has to shoot at the goal. The game the kid made was a great game.”Hobby Support: “Thank you very much for supporting us and for trusting us. Together we will achieve many successes. We count on them and they count on us.”last_img read more

With backs to the wall, Azkals search for inspiration in unforgotten feat vs Vietnam

first_imgView comments No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Azkals need maximum effort if they want to thwart Vietnam in its home field and advance to the Suzuki Cup title duel. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/LAGARDERE SPORTS.HANOI—The Philippines needs its greatest performance yet to finally get a shot at Southeast Asian football’s biggest prize.With the odds stacked heavily against them, the Azkals not only need to summon their trademark never-say-die spirit but would have to be as clinical and incisive as ever as they try to overturn a 2-1 first leg semifinal defeat against favorites Vietnam on Thursday night before an expected sellout crowd at My Dinh Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It may seem a stretch to note that their win against Vietnam in the “Miracle in Hanoi” on Dec. 5, 2010 also happened to be 2-0, but Younghusband said they need every bit of inspiration to topple the region’s top-ranked team.“It’s been mentioned a lot in the past few days, but we know it was at a different time and with different players and a different situation,” said Younghusband. “But for us on the team, we always take inspiration from that performance because I think that game typified what we’re all about as a team with that never-say-die spirit.”The Azkals, however, do have some concerns heading into the match, particularly in defense, which coach Sven-Goran Eriksson felt gave away two easy goals in the first leg. There will be little room for error for Carlie de Murga, Alvaro Silva, Martin Steuble and Adam Reed at the back with Vietnam looking to kill the tie off with an early goal.Vietnam’s defense was breached for the first time in the tournament, thanks to a flowing move finished off by the in-form Patrick Reichelt.The Azkals, for the most part, however, found the Vietnamese tough to crack.ADVERTISEMENT Coseteng spearheads PH kart bid After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk The Azkals are no strangers to pulling off magical feats, but they can’t expect any favors from a Vietnamese side that also carries the weight of expectation from a nation that treats the sport as a religion similar to the Filipinos’ devotion to basketball.As early as last week, tickets for the match kicking off at 8:30 p.m. (Manila time) were already sold out and scalpers outside My Dinh Stadium last Wednesday were selling them at six times their original price with the best tickets going for 6 million Vietnamese dong or around P13,500.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We’re looking forward to the game, we know it will be difficult, but we have good memories here in Hanoi and at this stadium,” said Azkals captain Phil Younghusband. “We’re still in the game. We still have a chance.”The Azkals are left with a daunting task to score at least a 2-0 win to reach the finals, where the winner of the Thailand-Malaysia clash awaits. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Mark Barroca fined for groin hit, Alex Compton penalized for ‘detrimental’ remark

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Anthony Davis’ 44 points, 18 rebounds help Pelicans top Thunder Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments The league office slapped a P50,000 fine on Barroca for hitting Banchero in the groin area in the final three minutes of the game that the Aces comfortably won, 90-76.Alaska head coach Alex Compton was also penalized P20,000 for “issuing statements detrimental to the league.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCompton accused game officials of letting Magnolia players get away with cheap shots in Game 4 including Barroca’s hit on Banchero.“Somebody punched Chris in the testicles and at what point is that going to get called? I don’t know,” said Compton Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “That’s dirty basketball, to call it anything else would be a lie, and I’m not a liar.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MANILA, Philippines—The PBA fined Magnolia point guard Mark Barroca for his illegal hit on Alaska floor general Chris Banchero in Game 4 of the Governors’ Cup finals Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The series is tied at 2-2 with Game 5 scheduled on Friday at the Big Dome.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

US$600M Budget Leaves Capitol Hill

first_imgDespite the presence of the Ebola virus and government’s lack of capacity to combat the spread of the disease, Capitol Hill has passed a budget of US$660,236,000 million.A draft National budget was submitted to the Legislature by the Executive in April of this year for deliberations, before opening it to full plenary. Liberia was hit by the second outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease. Since then, the budget had been debated and discussed behind closed-doors until yesterday when it surfaced on the floor of the House of Representatives.The Committee on Ways, Means and Finance and Public Accounts presented the bill before plenary.“Having thoroughly scrutinized the Draft National Budget for FY 2014/15 and derived a National Budget envelope of US$660,236,000, the Joint Committee requests the passage of the FY14/15 National Budget into law,” the Committee said.Representative Munah Pelham-Youngblood’s motion to pass the draft law was overwhelmingly endorsed and immediately transmitted to the Senate for concurrence.The Senate then acted with speed and passed the Act in an Executive Session and has since communicated that to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for signature and expected to be printed into handbill by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.In the 2014/15 Budget, government is set to collect US$25 million for signature bonus from the sale of oil blocks 6, 7, 16 & 17 while Contingent Borrowing is set at US$10 million.According to the Joint Committee, the Executive submitted an initial budget envelope of US$473,252,000 but additional US$7,047,000 revenue was realized during budget hearings. It was realized that government is to collect US$74, 300,000 from Grant (contingent) and Grant (core) respectively.  Borrowing (core) is US$70,637,000 in the new budget.The fate of civil servants still hangs in the balance as up to press time, as there was no news about the over 40,000 public workers in the new budget.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Post-game fracas leads to 3 arrests

first_imgPASADENA – Two juveniles and an 18-year-old were arrested for their role in an altercation following a basketball game at Muir High School in Pasadena late Tuesday. A fight broke out in the school parking lot as students, family and fans streamed out of the gym after Pasadena High School defeated Murrieta Valley around 9:30 p.m., said Pasadena police Lt. Keith Jones. Jarmon Sanford, 18, of Pasadena was arrested along with two juveniles, he said. Muir Assistant Principal Ben Ramirez said two of the arrestees were Muir students, while the third was a former student. A perimeter was set up at Casitas Avenue and Montana Street as authorities searched for a youth who fled after attacking a police officer during the fracas, said Lt. Randell Taylor. The youth was never located, Jones said. The three teens – all of them known gang members – were held on suspicion of numerous violations including assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and interfering with a police officer, Taylor said. mary.gurton@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4461 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Students who witnessed the struggle said horseplay after the game was misinterpreted by police as fighting, according to Ramirez. “The students started questioning and challenging police, which led to the arrests,” he said. “The students told me they were joking around.” Ramirez added, however, that he believed police were justified in doing “what was necessary, thinking it was a fight.” Police were already on school grounds when the altercation broke out, Jones said. It was unclear what prompted the fight, he said. last_img read more

Video: 10 Funny Limited Edition FIFA 16 Game Covers

first_imgFootball fans have been given the power to choose the new cover star for the latest edition of the FIFA gaming series, FIFA 16.And while Aguero, Kane, Henderson and Courtois are the options for the UK edition, we’ve chosen some more ‘interesting’ players who could grace the front cover of the biggest football game in the world.Take a look through our choices, and vote in the comments whether you want Nicklas Bendtner, Phil Jones, or one of 10 possible alternatives.For more of the best sports entertainment on YouTube, subscribe to talkSPORT!last_img read more

Aston Villa recall defender from loan spell with Porto

first_imgAston Villa have recalled Aly Cissokho from his loan spell at Porto, the Portuguese club have confirmed.The left-back will return to Villa, although he cannot play until January, with Jordan Amavi out for the season with a serious knee injury. Cissokho played under boss Remi Garde at Lyon and the 49-year-old has opted to bring him back with Villa bottom of the Barclays Premier League. Leandro Bacuna, a right-back, played on the left in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal which left Villa eight points from safety with Kieran Richardson failing to impress while deputising for Amavi. Former Liverpool loanee Cissokho, 28, has made 27 appearances since signing from Valencia under Paul Lambert in 2014 but he has made just two league appearances for Porto this term. He initially joined Porto on a season-long loan deal in August. 1 Aly Cissokho last_img read more

Frank Lampard secures loan deals for Chelsea and Liverpool starlets

first_img LIVING THE DREAM 3 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Having seen Mount progress through the Blues academy during the latter stages of his career, the former England international needed little convincing to snap the 19-year-old up.He told Derby’s official club website: “I’m delighted to get both of these deals done and add players of their quality and calibre to the squad.“I know Mason really well from my Chelsea links and I have also watched him play in their very successful youth teams.“I knew him from those days and I watched him closely at Vitesse, where he took it by storm. Wilson spent last season at Hull City, and is a full Wales international Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The Rams also completed the signing of Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson.The youngest ever player to represent Wales, Wilson signed a new contract with the Reds before completing his move.And Lampard admitted it was a fantastic signing for the Championship side.He added: “Harry brings incredible quality and hunger to the table here and he showed that last year while he was on loan at Hull. He’s a full international too and he has a real desire to come here and improve. LATEST Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 3 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland center_img Derby County have completed the signings of Harry Wilson from Liverpool, and Mason Mount from Chelsea.Rams boss Frank Lampard moved quickly to snap the highly-rated duo up on season-long loan deals. Latest transfer stories from talkSPORT.com Lampard watched his Derby side win 4-1 in a friendly against Notts County targets “He’s going to be a crucial player for us. I keep talking about creativity and the importance of trying to excite the fans and he’s the sort of player that can do that with the quality that he has.“For himself too, to have a year at this level and feel an important player at an important club, that will be important.“Hopefully it’s a great platform for him, but on a selfish note, we have got ourselves a real quality player.” moving on targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ “His numbers are incredible for an attacking midfield player of his age and it’s a massive coup for me to get him here.“He can bring us creativity in the attacking midfield area, goals, assists as well as energy. He was wanted across Europe by top, top, clubs and we should be very happy that we have got him.“The thing about Mason is it’s not just on the pitch. He’s so dedicated and hungry off it too.“He wants to do well, and he wants to improve. This is a real stage to develop for him and to go out and play at a really competitive level with us. His character and quality are going to be huge for us.” 3 REVEALED IN DEMAND Mount spent last season on loan at Vitesse Arnhem last_img read more

‘ANOTHER VIEW’ OF DONEGAL TO GO ON EXHIBITION IN DUBLIN

first_imgCinn Bhain in the hills of Donegal. Photo by Peter McBride.Cranford man Peter McBride has grown up in the hills of Donegal.But it was only on a recent trip back from Dublin where he works as a graphic designer that he finally realised the beauty of those hills.Photographer and graphic designer Peter McBride.Getting up close and personal to the cracks in the rocks, the marvelous moss, the hidden heathers and the fabulous ferns brought home the real beauty of Seantealach. And he decided to put that hidden beauty on display for whoever wanted to see it.Peter’s solo exhibition, Radharc Eile – Another View, will run for the month of July at the Powercourt Centre in Dublin.Its official launch evening will be on Thursday, July 10th at 6.30pm and is open to anyone from Donegal (and even those not from Donegal!) who happen to be in the capital.If you happen to be in Dublin that day or any day in July – pop along to Peter’s exhibition and take Another View. Caonach dearg. Photo by Peter McBride. ‘ANOTHER VIEW’ OF DONEGAL TO GO ON EXHIBITION IN DUBLIN was last modified: July 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CranforddonegalPeter MvcBridephotographerRadharc Eilelast_img read more

Urgent funding required for ‘politically irrelevant’ Donegal Islands – Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig

first_imgIndependent councillor Mícheál Choilm Mac Giolla Easbuig has urged the government and Donegal County Council to review the level of funding for the Donegal Islands. Last August, €359,000 had been allocated to all the Donegal Islands, a reduction of 25% in funding levels to the year prior.Speaking to Donegal Daily after visiting residents on Gola Island, Mícheál Cholm said serious investment and support was needed for the islands before it was too late. “The islands are very important to the county and I have spent a lot of time and focus over the last five years on them,” he said“For me, they are very important and I hold them close to my heart and they have been neglected by successive governments and councils in Donegal, which isn’t right or fair to the people who spend their lives there.“And the vast majority of our councillors don’t bother with the islands because they see it as politically irrelevant, that’s the truth of the matter.”Cllr Mícheál Choilm on Gola Island on Sunday“It is about treating people equally right across Donegal and those islands have a massive influence on our culture and history. “Walking through Gola (Island) on Sunday you could see clearly the lack of investment and not just on the infrastructure but into the people themselves who have been neglected for generations.“But what excites me now is the new group of young people that are starting a return to the island and see themselves, just like their ancestors before them, as islanders.“So, the powers at be, need to be supporting these young people at every opportunity and, we as a council and as a state, need to be doing far more than is being done at present.”Urgent funding required for ‘politically irrelevant’ Donegal Islands – Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig was last modified: March 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:gola islandlast_img read more